DevOps integrates software development and IT operations into a single continuous process that delivers significant benefits to common business goals.

DevOps increases agility and decreases the duration of development. It also reduces the time to get access to necessary IT resources and the time to identify problems during development. DevOps thereby extends the time to improve development processes. Consequently, it improves the quality, performance, and stability of applications.

Databases are crucial for applications. However, the manual handling of databases if the weak link in the continuous delivery chain. Therefore, databases need a reliable automation and integration process, and specialized database tools. Further, databases need to follow the same best practices and processes as other managed DevOps resources.

View the infographic “Why Should You Learn about DevOps? to learn about how DevOps changes the software development lifecycle, what the drivers are for software development to use DevOps, the reasons for IT operations to use DevOps, the steps to implement DevOps, the benefits of DevOps for organizations, the DevOps toolchain software, best practices for DevOps, and databases in DevOps.

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SQL Safe Backup contributes to DevOps by providing faster self-service access to copies of production databases, read and write copies available quickly to authorized users, point-in-time access for faster reset, a quicker refresh of test databases with updates from production, reduced database administration, and workflow automation. This result in shorter time to market by removing provisioning bottlenecks and thus shorter time to complete projects for developing applications. Its command line interface (in addition to its graphical user interface) enables automation and integration into DevOps workflows.

SQL Comparison Toolset works with DevOps by migrating databases between database environments and verifying that the migration was successful. It automatically creates code to compare and synchronize databases. Deploy databases automatically with changes to the application, deliver smaller and less risky deployments, discover mistakes earlier, enable developers to write better code, and respond faster to organizational needs. Its command line interface (in addition to its graphical user interface) allows automation and integration into DevOps workflows.

Precise Application Performance Platform adds to DevOps by monitoring the entire end-to-end technology stack of common applications (such as SAP, PeopleSoft, Oracle E-Business Suite, Microsoft .NET, and Java) with a particular focus on tracking transactions deep into common databases (such as Oracle Database, Microsoft SQL Server, IBM DB2, and Sybase).

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